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City: fireworks use might keep fire department EMTs distracted from COVID runs

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

With many public 4th of July fireworks displays canceled by concerns over the coronavirus, officials are warning against using the store-bought kind at home or in the street, which is illegal in San Antonio.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Friday that fireworks this weekend might distract the fire department, whose EMS crews need to concentrate on a surge of COVID-19 victims in need of transport to area hospitals.
But the city shut its fireworks hotline this year because of staffing and proximity concerns regarding the coronavirus. Joe Arrington, a San Antonio Fire Department spokesman, said...
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